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Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2018 Apr;34(1):1-12. doi: 10.1016/j.cveq.2017.11.005.

Understanding the Intestinal Microbiome in Health and Disease.

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1
Department of Veterinary Biomedicine, University of Montreal, 3200 Rue Sicotte, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec J2S 2M2, Canada. Electronic address: marcio.costa@umontreal.ca.
2
Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road East, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada.

Abstract

This article provides readers with the basic concepts necessary to understand studies using recent molecular methods performed in intestinal microbiome assessment, with special emphasis on the high throughput sequencing. This review also summarizes the current knowledge on this topic and discusses future insights on the interaction between the intestinal microbiome and equine health.

KEYWORDS:

16S rRNA; Equine; Horse; Intestinal microbiota; Next-generation sequencing

PMID:
29402480
DOI:
10.1016/j.cveq.2017.11.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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